Sandy Impacts 3D Printing

Massive hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast of the USA this week and caused a tremendous amount of damage, but how did 3D printing fare during the event? 
Aside from the numerous individual "we can't make it to work" scenarios, there has been only limited affects. We've seen no announcements from 3D Systems, whose headquarters is located somewhat close to the hurricane zone. 
We did see an announcement from Shapeways, however, who are located in NYC where much damage occurred. They say: 
  • Their website was down and may not be restored until power can be reactivated
  • Their new factory escaped damage
  • Shipments from their NYC location will be delayed
And most importantly, all their folks are safe and secure. 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!